It seems as though a new “super” beauty ingredient debuts every week. And while many of those ingredients work, there is rarely one that tackles every beauty need and more. Or so it was until the discovery of skincare oils—specifically grapeseed oil—changed the game.
Grapeseed oil, a common food ingredient and all-natural skincare product, is extracted from grape seeds after they have been used to make wine. Like our other favorite natural beauty staple, coconut oil, grapeseed oil contains linoleic acid and plenty of antioxidants that do the face and body good. Unlike coconut oil, however, grapeseed oil is non-comedogenic, meaning it does not clog pores, so even the most sensitive of skin types can use this oil with abandon.
Whether you prefer to add grapeseed oil to your salad or slather it on your face, there are many health and beauty benefits that come from this all-natural ingredient. From fading scars to promoting hair growth and tightening skin, keep reading for all the reasons you should add grapeseed oil to your beauty routine.
Lightens Dark Circles
Grapeseed oil is an effective and cost-friendly alternative to eye cream. Being that grapeseed oil contains vitamin E—an ingredient commonly found in expensive eye creams—as well as moisturizing fatty acids, it’s no wonder it works to fade even the darkest under-eye circles.
Promotes Hair Growth
Grapeseed oil is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins that aid in hair health. While grapeseed oil excels in delivering hydration to strands, it has also been proven to lower DHT (dihydrotestosterone), a common culprit in male and female hair loss, thus promoting hair regrowth. Needless to say, grapeseed oil is a powerhouse for your tresses.
Being that grape-seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties, contains high levels of linoleic acid, and doesn’t clog pores, it is a commonly used moisturizer for acne-prone and sensitive skin. While many oils tend to leave behind a residue, grapeseed oil instantly dries upon application, making it a great base under makeup.
Not only is grapeseed oil rich in Vitamin E, which has been proven to lessen the severity of scars, but it also contains linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that has, too, been proven to speed up the healing process and decrease the formation of keloid scars.
Prevents Sun Damage
Whether applied to the skin or consumed, grapeseed oil has been proven to protect against the sun’s harsh UV rays. Being that grapeseed oil contains PTOs (proanthocyanidins), which are strong antioxidants that fight free radicals, it both lightens age spots and aids in the prevention of sun damage.
Alleviates Spider Veins
The many antioxidants found in grapeseed oil reduce inflammation and leakage in veins. Therefore, if regularly applied to the affected area, grapeseed oil will likely alleviate the appearance of spider veins and/or varicose veins.
Science says that the strong antioxidants (PTOs) in grape seeds increase collagen production, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and stretch marks. When applied topically to the skin or taken via supplement, grape seed promotes healthy, youthful looking skin, as well as improves the skin's overall elasticity. As always, please make sure to consult your doctor before adding any sort of supplement to your diet.
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